Mike Shanahan

Football Coach
Born Aug 24, 1952

Michael Edward "Mike" Shanahan is the 28th and current head coach of the Washington Redskins of the National Football League. Shanahan also holds the title of Vice President of Football Operations with the Redskins, giving him full control over player personnel with the team. Shanahan previously coached the Los Angeles Raiders and the Denver Broncos. He led the Broncos to back-to-back Super Bowl victories in 1997 and 1998.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Mike Shanahan.


1952 Birth Born on August 24, 1952.


1968 15 Years Old Shanahan played high school football at East Leyden High School, Franklin Park, Illinois, where he played wishbone quarterback for legendary Eagles coach Jack Leese's 1968 and 1969 teams. … Read More
1970 17 Years Old He graduated from high school in June 1970.
1972 19 Years Old He was a quarterback at Eastern Illinois University, where he joined Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity. In 1972, a piercingly hard hit on the practice field ruptured one of his kidneys, which caused his heart to stop for thirty seconds and nearly killed him. … Read More


1980 27 Years Old Shanahan worked as the offensive coordinator for the University of Minnesota for a single season, before accepting the same position at the University of Florida under head coach Charley Pell in 1980.


1983 30 Years Old Shanahan stayed with the Gators through 1983. … Read More
1988 35 Years Old Shanahan was hired by the Raiders in 1988 to replace longtime Raiders coach Tom Flores. … Read More
1989 36 Years Old When the Raiders began 1–3 in 1989, Shanahan himself was fired and replaced by Shell. … Read More
1992 39 Years Old In 1992, Shanahan was hired as offensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers under Head Coach George Seifert, capping his rise with a victory in Super Bowl XXIX after the 1994 season. … Read More


1994 - 1995 2 More Events
1997 44 Years Old He led the Broncos to back-to-back Super Bowl championships in the 1997 and 1998 seasons, during which time the Broncos set a then-record for victories in two seasons. … Read More
1998 45 Years Old Shanahan, taking his cue from West Coast offense guru Bill Walsh, was well known for scripting the first 15 offensive plays of the game, and helped the 1998 Broncos set an NFL record for first quarter points scored in a season. … Read More
1999 46 Years Old In 1999, with the assistance of writer Adam Schefter, Shanahan penned Think Like a Champion, a motivational book about leadership. … Read More


2006 53 Years Old 1 More Event
The playoff drought ended on January 14, 2006 when the Broncos defeated the two-time defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots in the AFC Divisional Round of the playoffs at Invesco Field at Mile High.
2008 55 Years Old 1 More Event
In May 2008, Shanahan attended the wedding of George W. Bush's daughter Jenna Bush, who was the former college roommate of Shanahan's daughter.
2009 56 Years Old 1 More Event
In the early part of the 2009 season, it was reported that the Washington Redskins were interested in naming Shanahan their head coach, replacing Jim Zorn. … Read More
2010 57 Years Old 1 More Event
On January 5, 2010, Shanahan was formally introduced as the Redskins' 24th full-time head coach. … Read More
Shanahan had a combined 11–21 record in his first two seasons as Redskins coach, followed by a 3–6 start to the 2012 season, but ended the year with a seven-game winning streak on the way to the team's first NFC East title and home playoff game since the 1999 season. … Read More


2013 60 Years Old 1 More Event
Griffin underwent reconstructive surgery of his knee on January 9 and returned as the starter for the beginning of the 2013–2014 season, though Shanahan held him out of the preseason to protect him from further injury. … Read More
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